PHEA’s Jeff Levy speaks at 5/28 Webcon

After months of waiting, clubs in a number of states are now opening (some at 25% capacity, some at 50% capacity). That’s great news! But what is the status of clubs in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and what are clubs in those states doing to prepare for their eventual reopening? Jeff Levy, Executive Director […]

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A new ‘Bad Guy’ in Christopher Shayne

  Christopher Shayne loves Bob Dylan. As the frontman for his Arizona-based, eponymous band, Shayne can appreciate Dylan’s mastery. And he admits Dylan covers outrank the original. “Anytime someone takes one of his songs and redoes it, it ends up better than his,” says Shayne. “’All Along the Watchtower’ by Jimi Hendrix, ‘The Times They […]

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‘New normal’ comes into view at 5/21 Webcon

  After months of waiting, clubs in a number of states are now opening to varying degrees of capacity. On Thursday’s Webcon (5/21), we spoke to two club operators — Curtis Wise of the Bucks clubs, whose clubs have opened, and Brian Hopkins of On the Border in Wisconsin, whose club is set to open today […]

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Porn Stars Flashing – AVN 2020

Join me (Reya Sunshine) for my wild ride of AVN 2020! I give you a tour of the convention from my perspective, which is fun because I happen to have a lot of hot friends 😉 In between signing autographs and taking pics with fans, I find Riley Reid, Karma RX, Lena the Plug, Abigail […]

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Latest ED Webcon covers insurance inquiries

As of May 20, all 50 states reopening in some fashion, though restaurants and bars seem to lag other industries across the board. For clubs across the US — when they do open — a new environment will greet club owners/operators, staff, entertainers, and customers. With the threat of catching the virus as a looming […]

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CDC issues guidance for businesses and employers

  This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other characteristics of COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing. Updates are available on CDC’s web page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/. CDC will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available. […]

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Strip clubs open in Salt Lake City!

  Though some parts of the country can’t even open restaurants at 25% capacity, let alone bars, it seems like things truly are wild out west. Two weeks ago, Utah lifted many of its COVID-related restrictions, which allowed bars — and, yes, strip clubs — to reopen at 100% capacity. In Salt Lake City, that […]

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Jerry Westlund rises to the occasion and Ponies up

Pony Club Covid

  Jerry Westlund understands that entertainers and floor staff are in an extremely vulnerable position, which is why he’s gone out of his way to help them with critical financial advice and Walmart gift cards. Jerry Westlund is a shrewd operator who grasps the fact that his 16 adult nightclubs in nine states would be […]

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Webcon recap: Security in the post-COVID world

  The phrase “new normal” is being tossed around a lot these days. For gentlemen’s clubs, sometimes “normal” is having to deal with an unruly patron (spoiler: no regulation is eliminating that problem). But what about when social distancing and fear surrounding COVID-19 govern what club security can and cannot do? The ED Webcon on […]

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Industry vendors tout products for COVID-19 reopenings

As clubs across the US open their doors once again in these coming weeks, a new environment will greet club guests. There will likely be distance requirements, new ways to communicate with staff and entertainers, new ways to check IDs at your door, etc. Luckily, the industry has no shortage of vendors and supports that […]

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